Last night I was getting all of my gear ready for a local IDPA shoot this morning. I was loading up mags for my G34 and STI. I also cleaned the Glock because it had had about 1800 rounds through it without cleaning. So I grab my comp bag in the AM and head to the shoot. I quickly find out that I had forgot to throw my glock and sti in the bag! All the loaded mags were there, but no gats!! While all my buddies are laughing at me, I remember that I threw my EMP in the bag in hopes I could run a mag or 3 after everything was over. So i hold it up and ( do one of these guys to my buddies) and decide instead of pouting, Id just run the EMP. On to the results: Total during the match I fired 74 rounds. I had no FTF's(fires) and no FTE's through all the mags, but i did have some FTFeeds. I think it was because the mag spring's were too strong. Also the gun failed to go into battery 2ce and I quickly ejected the round instead of doing the correct assess before throwing it out. It must have been because of the intense stress i was under Accuracy: I am not sure if it'll group 1" at 25, but it is combat accuracte which is the only thing that concerns me. I havent stood stagnent on a line and tried to shoot for best group in about 4 years because I have learned that it is a waste of time. All shots were accurately on man sized target from 2yd-20yd's. Manipubility: I ran the gun extremely well. Recoil is null and void with this gun, recoiling less than probably my G34. Time wise I was beating all of my friends that were shooting their FS 1911's, G34's, and M&PPRO's. I was not as accurate as some, but speed and semi accurate is better than accurate and slow in IDPA. Mag changes were not exactly smooth, but I also wasnt used to the smaller gun. Overall, I am super impressed with this guy and know its going to stay with me for quite a long time!!! The failures are fine considering it was my first time running it and all i got to do was shoot some remoil in the slide and on the barrel hood. I will also load the mags up to cap and let them sit a bit and im sure the mag springs will work themselves out. Changes and areas lacking: First is the thing most of everyone mentions:lack of FS checkering. This is an easy, but not cheap fix that will be done SOONER than later most likely. I dont like the pattern on the LD's as much as some. I prefer a more aggressive grip even with a carry gun. The gun is fit well, but not great. I think for $1000, they could have done a little better job, but it is not a big deal whatsoever because the gun RUNS. Im going to change the trigger to 10-8 flat, rear sight to 10-8, checker FS and MSH, flush cut SS, and replace the ambi with single side from WC. A lot of these options are just personal tastes and are not in anyway shape or form necessary for anyone else. Given enough mags, I could easily shoot 500, heck probably 1000 out of this gun in one day comfortably. I will note that the Mec-Gar mags supplied with the gun are MUCH easier to load then standard 1911 9mm mags from any of the other companies out there!!! THE EMP ROCKS! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!